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[[KnockKnockJoke Knock Knock]].

Who's there?

Interrupting Article.

A particular form of MemeticMutation, generally taking the form of an article, video or similar, in which the subject at hand [[Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir gets flipped, turned upside-down, so I'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you how—]]

...er, sorry. The subject at hand is overtaken by the meme, to the surprise and chagrin of the viewer. Sometimes these memes go as far as interrupting ''other'' memes. (One assumes that should any of these memes face off against each other, [[RealityBreakingParadox the universe would end]].)

See also BaitAndSwitch. The original topic may be left with NoEnding. If the original topic was boring anyway, the interruption may serve as a DropTheCow moment. A bit related to JumpScare, except the "jump" in this case is meant for humor, not horror.




* MORNING RESCUE! (Especially combined with ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. And ''especially'' in the role of BigDamnHeroes.)
* The first Energizer Bunny ad campaign had the drumming toy rabbit, who was still going, march his way through other (fake) commer--"Still going! Nothing outlasts the Energizer. They keep going, and going...".
* Old Spice similarly interrupts other (fake) commercials, claiming that it's too powerful to let an ad-break end. (It's probably supposed to run in conjunction with another Old Spice ad, but sometimes it's played in isolation.)


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* On the Wiki/TVTropes forum, any discussion can get derailed into an ''[[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Evangelion]]'' discussion at any moment because EVANGELION DERAIL: This thread is now about ''Evangelion''.
** [[SelfDemonstratingArticle Who is sexier: Ritsuko or Misato?]]
* People referencing the second ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack'' opening will often '''UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ UNTZ'''
** It's carried over to ''Anime/{{Redline}}''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GIkFdESKfk&feature=related Observe]].
* When discussing ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', you sh-'''*CHOMP*'''
** And don't lose your head over it either, mmm'kay? /人 ◕ ‿‿ ◕ 人\
* ''LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai'': Touko is a dirty red bitc
* There's also ''Manga/{{Rozen Maiden}}'' which- DESU! DESU! DESU! DESU!
* It's become a thing for fans of ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' to edit clips from other media so that suspenseful moments are interrupted by Music/{{Yes}}' "Roundabout", in homage to that song being used as the closing theme for the anime adaptation of ''Phantom Blood'' and ''Battle Tendency'' (and always including a sepia tone and a "To Be Continued" message).
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Excalibur is infamous for—FOOL! MY LEGEND DATES BACK TO THE TWELFTH CENTURY! He near-constantly interr—FOOL!

[[folder:Card Games]]
* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'':
** Time Stop! [[note]]Unlike other counterspells, once it resolves, Time Stop ends the turn.[[/note]]
** The Scornful Egotist is a creature spell that, despite its flagrantly bad effect, has gathered something of a ALL HAIL THE GREAT LORD EGOTIST.
* ''Franchise/YuGiOh'' interrupting me--"Not so fast! You've activated my trap card!"

* ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'': Due to The Anti-Life Equation running through all of humanity, some fans have beguALL IS ONE IN ComicBook/{{DARKSEID}}.

* ''Film/SupermanReturns'': Superman will nev-''''[[BigWordShout 'WROOOOOONNNG]]!!!!'''''
* Sometimes, when talking about ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld'', people tend tWE ARE SEX BOB-OMB, ONE TWO THREE FOUR!!!
* ''Film/{{Inception}}'s'' '''BWOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGG'''
* It's more obscure, but ''Film/TheTerminator'' seri'''WHERE IS SARAH CONNOR'''
* ''Film/RockyHorrorPictureShow'':
** "I see you shiver with antici--'''SAY IT'''!--pation!"
** At any place in any time, if any line in the "Time Warp" is sung, then everybody has to drop everything they're doing and "Let's do the Time Warp again!"
* The much maligned horror film ''Film/TheDevilInside'' has its infamous [[NoEnding lack of en]]- '''The events of this entry have never been fully explained. Visit tvtropes.org or more information on the ongoing investigation.'''
* After the scene in ''Disney/WreckItRalph'' where the audience learns the origin of the ArcWords "going Turbo" [[labelnote:Explanation]]It comes from Turbo, a racing-game character whose game-jumping in a fit of jealousy got his game ''and'' another disconnected.[[/labelnote]], animated pictures started popping up of Turbo interrupting other video games involving vehicles, driving by with his smug grin and his catch-phrase "Turbo-tastic!"

* This is used in the Interrupting Cow joke, as follows:
-->Knock knock.
-->Who's there?
-->Interrupting cow.
** With a variation involving the "interrupting coefficient of friction" - MU! (The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friction#Coefficient_of_friction coefficient of friction]] [[DontExplainTheJoke is represented by the greek letter "Mu"]])
** Or interrupting koal- *glomp*
** ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'' has a deleted scene with a variation of this joke called "Impatient Cow".
** One entertaining variation that sadly only works once is the interrupting starfis- *[[FacePalm hand in face]]*. Or for an even crueler variant, "Interrupting [[VideoGame/FZero Falcon-]] '''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros PUNCH!]]'''
** As the "interrupting sheeep" joke, it's used as TheStinger in one episode of ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'', As ever, Alice is ComicallyMissingThePoint, and complains that the vicar didn't let her finish her bit. When Geraldine explains, Alice says that in ''that'' case, she knows ''lots'' of funny jokes like that, before trying the "interrupting rabbit" joke and realising that doesn't work.
* Made popular by ''Series/TheOfficeUS'':
--> Knock knock.
--> Who's there?
--> [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn KGB]]
--> KGB w-

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* As demonstrated above, a video or story getting "Bel-Air'd" (the topic at hand getting interrupted by the ExpositoryThemetune of Series/TheFreshPrinceOfBelAir) is a common form of this. Frequently takes the form of a story segueing into how the writer got into one little fight and his mom got scared, and so on and so forth. Eventually, this became so prevalent that [[SelfDemonstratingArticle my mom got scared, and said "You're moving with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air".]]
** Inverted by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://www.xkcd.com/464/ here.]]
* Creator/MontyPython: Sometimes, when you least expect - [=NOOOOOOOOOOObody=] expects the Spanish Inquisition!
** Alternately, squished by a giant cartoon foot.
** A knight in full armour who hits the person who is talking with a dead chicken, thus ending the sketch.
** Of course, [[GainaxEnding the colonel]], who interrupts the sketch and ends it because it is too silly.
** And now, for something completely different...
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' is one of the most pirated shows these days, but one version of the "Walk of Punishment" episode cuts the sound out early in favor of the end credits, drowning out A BEAR THERE WAS, A BEAR, A BEAR!
* On ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'', when he gets really annoyed with somebody (usually either El Chavo or La Chilindrina), Don Ramón (or sometimes another character) will sometimes (¡Fuera de aqui![[note]]Or in some cases, "Largo de aqui"; both roughly translate as, "(Get) out of here!"[[/note]]) but...(¡Fuera de aqui!) but I...(¡Fuera!) but...(¡Fuera!) but...(¡Fuera!)...
* This also occurs in ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', but is especially prevalent in the [[Pinball/StarTrekTheNextGeneration pin-]][[Creator/PatrickStewart "Thank you, Mr. Data"]].
* On ''The New Howdy Doody Show'' from the mid-late 1970s, this happened OnceAnEpisode. After the opening theme song, Buffalo Bob would talk about what today's show is abou--
-->'''Howdy Doody''':"Oh, Buff'lo Bob, Buff'lo Bob!"
-->'''Buffalo Bob''': "Oh hey, it's Howdy Doody!"
* In ''Series/TheCloser'', one can imagine that Brenda Leigh Johnson won't have anyone's..."ANSWER THE QUESTION!!"

* A {{Rickroll}} can occasionally take this form. This includes a certain UsefulNotes/MacysThanksgivingDayParade appearance.
* As the current page image shows, the Music/KanyeWest "Imma let you finish" meme is sometimes used in this-'''Yo Troper! I'm real happy for ya, and imma let you finish, but this is one of the greatest pages of all time! ONE OF THE GREATEST PAGES OF ALL TIME!!!!'''-fashion.
* ''Music/WasNotWas'': Sometimes, people will start to write a post, but then their parents will '''open the door, get on the floor, everybody walk the dinosaur.'''
* The Monster Mash is occasionally used as an alternative to the Bel-Air theme song.
* Music/MCHammer: '''STOP! HAMMER TIME!'''
* Music/VanillaIce: '''STOP! Collaborate and listen!'''
* Music/{{Sabaton}}: '''THEN THE WINGED HUSSARS ARRIVED!'''
* "Jack Sparrow", by Music/TheLonelyIsland, popularized NOW BACK TO THE GOOD PART

* Skilled players can invoke this in Pinball/NoGoodGofers any time they hit one of the--OW![[note]]100,000 / (-1 STROKE)[[/note]]
* Please be careful when nudging--''DANGER''[[note]][[Pinball/HarleyDavidson This here's a Warning!]][[/note]]--the machine to influence the--''DANGER''[[note]][[Pinball/WorldCupSoccer Yellow Card!]][[/note]]--ball movement, otherwis--'''''TILT'''''[[note]]This is especially effective on Williams pinball machines which have a trademark sound effect when a tilt happens. You'll know it if you've heard it.[[/note]]
** Whatever you do, do not try to cheat the Pinball/CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon machine, otherwise, this happens when you get a slam...
-->'''Girl''': "That's it! Take me home right now!"

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, as The Rock, would often bait people by asking them: "What do you think of that?"
** Well, I-
*** '''It doesn't MATTER what you think!!'''
* After his debut in the Wrestling/{{WWE}}, Wrestling/MuhammadHassan would often interrupt other wrestlers promos and whatnot, with his distinctive theme music. This spread to Website/{{YTMND}}, and became what is now referred to as "Hassaning," where his music would oft'''''[[http://wiki.ytmnd.com/Muhammad_Hassan AN ALIEN, ALIEN, ALIEN, ALAYLEE....]]'''''
* Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin, also known as Stone '''WHAT''' Cold '''WHAT''' [[BigWhat Steve '''WHAT''' Austin '''WHAT'''?]] Usually done by his fans when a rival talks trash about him. Hilariously transformed into a massive TakeThat by Wrestling/TheUndertaker in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyKPySrEdK0 this instance]].
** This eventually became a problem as audiences began interrupting ''any'' heel promo, drowning out the dialogue for home viewers. On the plus column, it started teaching wrestlers not to rely on the overdone "portentous statement followed by dramatic pause" style of promo delivery.
* Number Four: "Wrestling/ChrisJericho's '''ARMBAR!'''"
* X has just completed/defeated (insert REALLY difficult feat/opponent here) and is tired, exhausted, and badly beaten, savoring his hard-fought victory. [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome ''You think you know me...'' * guitar riff* '''ON THIS DAY! I SEE CLEARLY! EVERYTHING HAS COME TO LIFE!''']]
-->'''Edge:''' [Running down the ramp with the Money In The Bank briefcase] I'M CASHING IT IN! I'M CASHING IT IN! RING THE DAMN BELL!
* [[Wrestling/TheWyattFamily The Wyatt Family's]] entrance starts with a JumpScare that blacks out the arena and bombards the TV viewer's screen with a quick jumble of disturbing images before they enter.
* Actually, this happens fairly often. A guy's in the ring cutting a promo, only to be cut off by another wrestler's entrance music. (Especially effective if the wrestler's entrance music starts with an attention getting soundbyte, catchphrase, or EpicRiff.) The interrupted wrestler's reaction to this, depending on the context, can range from obvious annoyance to full-blown OhCrap. The resounding '''BONG''' and consequent darkness that preludes the entrance of Wrestling/TheUndertaker being a prime example. This becomes hilarious in situations where a segment features multiple wrestlers (a build for a multi-man [[GimmickMatches Elimination Chamber or Money In The Bank ladder match]]) where no one can finish a promo for all the entrance themes cutting them off mid-sentence.
* This trope is the reason no ring announcer could ever finish introducing [[Wrestling/AllenCoage Bad News Br...]]--WHOA!! [starts the match before troper can finish][[note]]This didn't always happen, though.[[/note]]
* There is one wrestler who's become famous for popping up just about anywhere... AND HIS NAME IS [[Wrestling/JohnCena JOHN CENA!]]
* And I guess that's it for the wrestling part of this ar-
-->Teddy Long: Now, hold on, playa! Tonight, TV Tropes is going one on one with DA UNDATAKAH!
** And half way through the match when Wikipedia and Kane get involved
-->Teddy Long: And now it's gonna be a TAG TEAM MATCH!

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* I was going on Wiki/TVTropes, thinking about how to add to the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' article, when suddenly I heard a rumbling sound. I looked around a bit, and concluded it must be coming from underneath the table my monitor was sitting on. I stood up and looked underneath the table, when, out of nowhere, a frakking [[TankGoodness Baneblade]] came out from under my computer, smashed it and the table, then shot up my modem and entire Chaos Space Marine army. How the hell did a 300 ton tank sneak underneath my computer? It would have to take some kind of tactical genius t- CREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD!
** It's also damn near impossible to discuss [[RedshirtArmy the Imperial Guard]], and ''especially'' [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissars]], witho-''"HERESY!"'' '''*BLAM*'''
** [[CanonDiscontinuity Squats]] (essentially Space Dwarves) are infamous among the fandom. It is alleged that Games Workshop employ assassins to make their removal from canon stick, and merely bringing up their name [[KilledMidSentence ca]] ... though this meme fell into irrelevance since the Squats were brought back into {{Canon}} with the 6th edition rule book released in 2012.
** There is an infamously terrible unit which shall not be named because otherwise you'll turn into one and being a Chaos Spawn suck-OH GOD I DIDN'T [=MENAW0RWHIOEFEFER9IGHERGVJKR=]
* The [[Memes/TabletopGames Truly Immovable Rod]] from Dungeons and Dragons, which, when interpreted as a rod that stays immobile as the world rotates around it, would frequentl- '''*CLANG*''' WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?
** Or, for the more extreme version, activating it leaves it motionless ''on a Universal scale''. The '''*CLANG*''', in that case, is when a space station collides with it.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* This is pretty much a regular thing for any arcade game, since the AttractMode is a regular feature that will be interrupted when anyone inserts a...[[VIdeoGame/PacMan KA WA!]]
** Not all arcade games have separate "wating-for-start" screens. Most games by Atari (and Atari Games) will continue their attract modes while telling the player to "press start". Their later games will even sound a chime, but the attract mode will continue to play until the game starts.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect''[==]'s infamous Harbinger who goes on [[AC: [[VillainOverride Assuming direct control ]]]].
** On some ''Mass Effect 2'' message boards, Garrus' combat shouts "HEADSHOT!" and "Impressive!", due to his enthusiastic voice acting during combat, have also become memes, though obviously not to the extend of [[AC: [[IncomingHam We are assuming control ]]]].
** Alongside that, Garrus also has "Can it wait? I'm in the middle of some calibrations." Even ''after'' the RomanceSidequest.
** Perhaps Commander Shepard can shed some light on''I've had enough of your disingenuous assertions. '''SHEPARD PAUNCH!!!'''''
** Shepard's 'I should go'. [=BioWare=] even made a shirt of it.
* Trombe from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' is so awesome that even his theme song can overpower any oth-'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvbkVAnpcR4 TROMBE OVERRIDE!]]'''
** It's worth noting that this meme is not mutated from its original form at all. Thanks to an AscendedGlitch in the games themselves, every time Elzam engages in battle, Trombe ''will'' override even the most dramatic final boss music.
** With the exceptions to this rule being the [[http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/watch?v=VTqlLKBKFhg Blue Danube]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9CYcvZIIf4 Despair]]
* Star Wolf's "Can't let you [Verb] that, VideoGame/StarFox!"
* If talking about ''VideoGame/IWannaBeTheGuy'' difficulty, you might hear about '''''GAME OVER - PRESS 'R' TO TRY AGAIN'''''
** And if watching a LetsPlay of that game: [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} "Please stop Let's Playing I Wanna Be The Guy!"]]
* When playing ''VideoGame/BlazBlue'', it's important to remember tha'''[[EarWorm BANG BANG BANG]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYKPmkOF-z8 BAAAAAANG!]] [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome BANINGU DAMASHIII!]]'''
** Did you forg'''[[CensoredForComedy GIGANTIC TAGER]]'''
* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'': Several members of Website/GameFAQs have started a trend where in the middle of their sentence they suddenly '''*cougar'd*'''
* Discussions about the [[GoodBadBugs Glitch]] Franchise/{{Pokemon}} [[TheMissingno MissingNo]] start out well bUt sO)n b3c1e-♠◘♥‼K☺Tµî>#BÜ╕╫@⌠§-Ü
* After ''[[VideoGame/RockBand Rock Band 2]]'' came out, one might fi'''[[Music/{{Soundgarden}} SPOONMAN]]'''
* ''VideoGame/KillerInstinct'' has a {{meme}}tically popular [[LargeHamAnnouncer announcer]] who '''C-C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!'''
* ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' player cancels example, interrupted by Rhesus Macaque.
** At one point (not anymore), "Urist [=McDwarf=] cancels thirsty, killed by a carp."
** It's changed again to "Urist [=McDwarf=] cancels fishing, shoved by sponge".
* ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'''s [[ActionBomb Creepers]] have became popular as masc-'''''[[MostAnnoyingSound SSSSSSSSSSSSS]]'''''
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GtAad-dMS8 TOUHOU HIJACK LOL]].
** Implying that [[NinjaMaid Sakuya]] wears pads is a good way t-[[KnifeNut *knifed*]][[note]]This is an incredibly old and hated meme that's the bane of most of the fandom, at this point.[[/note]]
** And talking about [[RealityWarper Yukari's]] [[TimeAbyss age]]-*gapped*
** Talking about [[PersonOfMassDestruction Flandre]] occasionally ge-[[LudicrousGibs *kyuu~*]]
** Mentioning Kogasa tends to le-SURPRISE!
** Many new players tend to struggle with the BulletHell aspect of th--[[YetAnotherStupidDeath *pichuuuun!*]]
* ''VideoGame/StarControl'': The Slylandro Probes would like to tell you that that they come in pea... [[WeComeInPeaceShootToKill PRIORITY OVERRIDE. NEW BEHAVIOR DICTATED. MUST BREAK TARGET INTO COMPONENT MATERIALS]].
* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'':
** Fiddlesticks just hit Level 6. Let's stay away from-CAWCAWCAWCAWCAWCAW
** Garen's missing. It's time to go ward that bush just in case-[[SpinAttack DEMACIAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!]]
* The ''Franchise/MetalGear'' franchise brings us the iconic {{Scare C|hord}}--'''!'''
** ''VideoGame/MetalGearRisingRevengeance'': The game's VariableMix soundtrack sometimes cuts to different parts of a song to match the action, so a particularly awesome moment might sudd- [[http://youtu.be/N3472Q6kvg0?t=1m4s RULES OF NATURE!]]
* ''VideoGame/MonsterHunter'' too has a {{Scar|eChord}}--'''!'''
** A common occurence in High- and G-Rank quests from ''Tri'' onwards is hunting a monster and th--'''!''' [[BackgroundMusicOverride oh crap]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIrUebor7us it's Deviljho!]]
** Many players are not fond of transport quests due to a single hit being all it takes to--'''(splat!)''' ''Wyvern Egg has broken!''
** The series is particularly well-known for its [[NintendoHard high degree of diffi]]--''You've fainted. Reward decreased by 4000z. Returning to camp...''
* ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' has a few examples such a--'''''Invaded by dark spirit ThatTroper.''''' ...oh, son of a--\\
'''YOU DIED'''
* When playing ''VideoGame/GoldenEye1997'', please be careful when tilting the c--[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP5c_MEs9mo GET DOWN, YURERU MAWARU FURERU SETSUNAAAAAI KIMOCHI, FUTARI DE ISSHO NI NEMURU WINTER LAAAAAAND]][[note]]An excerpt from "Promise" by Kohmi Hirose, accompanied by [[GoodBadBugs the in-game character models going completely ape]].[[/note]]
* Trying to play a FightingGame at the arcade[[note]]*coin(s) is / are inserted*[[/note]] in one-player mode may be difficult[[note]]*player presses player 2 start button*[[/note]] becau--HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' lends itself to this whenever you break the l--'''[[LargeHam STOP RIGHT THERE CRIMINAL SCUM!]]'''
* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog''[='=]s underwater stages -- ''(ta-ta...)'' are [[ThatOneLevel notorious]] because -- ''(ta-ta...)'' -- when Sonic is [[OxygenMeter about to drown]], the -- ''(ta-ta...)'' -- current stage music is replaced with the infamous countdown ji--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Yw5jkAHgME 5...4...3...2...1...0]]''' ''(drown)''
** Some of the dialogue in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'' have characters interrupting each other's sentences right before they end it. Take the prelude of the first Sonic vs. Shadow fight for instance:
-->'''Shadow''': You're comparing yourself to me? Ha! You're not good enough to be my f--\\
'''Sonic''': I'll make you eat those words!
* ''VideoGame/DJMAXTechnika 2'' and ''3'' can be NintendoHard at times; being reduced to a sliver of your LifeMeter can be a nerve-wrac--''[[JumpScare *CLANG*]]'' '''[[GameOver YOU FAILED.]]'''
* '''Begin!''' ''VideoGame/SuperHexagon'' is a game where you try to dodge {{Deadl|yWalls}}--''(zap!)'' '''[[GameOver GAME. OVER.]]'''
* In ''VideoGame/HogansAlley'', the farther you get, the more difficult it beco...*BLAM!* *ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT ANT!* The same thing goes for Wild Gunm...FIRE! *BLAM!* YOU LOSE!
* This applies for the "Quick Draw" minigame in ''[[VideoGame/KirbysAdventure Kirby's Adve....]]''*FIRE!*, *BLAM!* as well as the Samurai Kirby minigame in ''[[VideoGame/KirbySuperStar Kirby Super...]]''*'''''!!'''''*, *SLICE!*
* ''(presses power button)'' The original [[UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem NES]] had a very bad tendency toooooooooooooooo... ''(presses reset button)''
** Okay, let me try that again. The original NES had a very bad tenden....''(blank screen...pink screen...blank screen...pink screen...)''[[note]]Because the contacts on both the "control deck" and NES "game paks" (as Nintendo of America called them) were very sensitive to dust and dirt, the system had a tendency to not always play each game successfully, or the game would freeze, or start breaking up.[[/note]]
* Franchise/{{BEMANI}}:
** Fans on Website/{{Vine}} are known for taking clips from various media and e--'''[[https://vine.co/tags/Daisuke Daisuke.]]'''[[note]]--diting them so that the "Daisuke" line from the Y&Co. song "Daisuke" is spliced at a point where someone in the clip is pronouncing a 'D' consonant.[[/note]]
** When playing ''VideoGame/{{beatmania}} IIDX'', use your best judgement before setting the HARD or EX-HARD {{Life Meter}}s or else--''(pewwwwww)'' '''[[GameOver STAGE FAILED]]'''
** ''VideoGame/SoundVoltex'' also has a "hard" LifeMeter, called Excessive Rate, which you must also never let drain--'''TRACK CRASH'''
** Playing ''VideoGame/{{DanceDanceRevolution}}'' with--''(pow!)''--the [=LIFE4=]--''(pow!)''--meter can be a--''(pow!)''--risky endeav--''(clang)'' '''[[GameOver FAILED]]'''
*** Also on ''DDR'', look out for the Shock Arrows! Make sure your feet are not on the arrows when they pas--''(z-zap!)''
* ''VideoGame/CrossBeats'' and ''crossbeats REV.'' have the Ultimate life gauge, a HarderThanHard meter that multiplies your Rank Points if you make it to the end of the song. Unfortunately, it restores very little on a Flawless--''[[CriticalAnnoyance EMERGENCY]]''--and takes damage on anything less, which means even in the middle of a full combo you co--'''GAME OVER'''
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3'' brings us Thwomps, who like t--'''BA-BUM!'''
* The Thwomps in ''VideoGame/SuperMario64'' also have a distincti--'''UNGRRH!'''
* One [[ScrappyMechanic criticism]] of the EasternRPG genre is the irritatingly frequent employment of {{Rando|mEncounters}}--''(FightWoosh!)''
* While playing ''Cardinal Sins: VideoGame/JudgementSilversword Recycle Edition''[='=]s Sloth stage, be careful with your shots when you see a OneUp or else you might shoo--''(boom)'' '''[[BigNo N]][[WhatTheHellPlayer O]]!'''
* ''VideoGame/FiveNightsAtFreddys'' has its JumpScare noise that you'll be hearing a l'''SKREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!'''
* Races in ''Videogame/DaytonaUSA'' can get very cro--''Try to go easy on the car!''--can get very crowded, and opponent cars will constantly be trying to pa--''Guard that rear bumper!''--trying to pass you. The courses are also quite diff--''Try to stay low on that turn!''--are also quite difficult and the wrong approa--''Careful! You'll melt the tires!''--the wrong approach can send you into a wa--'''(CRASH!)''' ''You're all over the track! Let's see some control!''
* ''VideoGame/PumpItUp'' attract mode--HEY! Why don't you just get up and dance man?
* Four new warriors make their debut in ''VideoGame/StreetFighterV'', one of these characters has a theme song with vocals th-'''RAAAAAAAAAASHIIIIIIIIIIDOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!'''[[note]]Dan Hibiki, the originator of those interrupting taunts, can taunt at will as much as he likes to build his super meter, and his taunts always interrupts other vocal clips. This is an ability he has across several ''Street Fighter'' titles.[[/note]]
** Going back to the "original" ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' when you'd be playing by yourself when '''''HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER!'''''
** Did you do exceptionally well on a single player play through? Surely the final boss will be no...''(Gouki / Akuma teleports in, does Shun Goku Satsu on final boss; fight begins)''
-->"[[IAmTheNoun I am power made flesh!]] Feel how weak you truly are!"[[note]]He's usually the toughest opponent to fight. The playable version in VideoGame/StreetFighterAlpha (and its sequel) is {{Nerf}}ed somewhat, and lacks his diving kick move. Also, the above doesn't happen in Street Fighter Alpha 2, the "Here Comes a New Challenger" screen (and jingle) appear instead.[[/note]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}:''
** ''Play of the Game: '''Troper''' as Soldier: 76.'' Oh wonderful, you got a Play of the G -- 💀 -- ''Play of the Game: '''Report''' as Sombra.''[[note]]Sombra's "Hacking" Highlight/[=PotG=] intro starts off pretending to be another player's intro, but then it cuts out with static, Sombra's skull symbol appears, and the real [=PotG=] winner turns out to be someone playing as Sombra instead.[[/note]]
** Oh whoops, I died, now to watch my humiliating Kill Cam footage while I wait to resp--''[[MassResurrection Heroes never die!]]''[[note]]Alternatively, "'Til Valhalla!", "Heroes never die!...''for a price''," or "My servants never die!"[[/note]]
** Okay, nice! Most of the team is now de--''Helden sterben nicht!''--well, I killed them all for nothing now!
** Alright, my Pharah ultimate is ready! ''Justice rains fr--'''[[KilledMidSentence AAAAAAUUGHHH!!]]'''''
* In ''VideoGame/DragonsLair'', you often have to quickly make the right move befo...[[YetAnotherStupidDeath AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!]]
* The same thing applies to Cobra Co...([[StuffBlowingUp KABOOM!!]])[[note]]"Cobra Command" is also the name of an unrelated HorizontalScrollingShooter also released by Data East that also happens to involve flying a helicopter. The game referenced here is the laserdisc game that was released in Japan as "Thunder Storm".[[/note]], not to mention Road Bla...(SCREEEECH; SMASH; KABOOM!)[[note]]This refers to Data East's Road Blaster, and not the later [=RoadBlasters=] by Atari Games.[[/note]]
* Any of the light gun games by American Laser Games will...(BANG!)
* This is actually a pretty common characteristic of UsefulNotes/{{Laserdisc}}-based arcade games, since they involve FullMotionVideo[[note]]As do a number of CD-ROM based games for [=PCs=] and console systems.[[/note]]. If the player makes a mistake, the current clip will stop playing, and then switch to another clip where the player loses a life.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BrawlInTheFamily'': Expecting more examples here? TOO BAD. WALUIGI TIME.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* Website/{{YTMND}} spawned a few:
** The subject being crushed by a [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Thwomp]].
** Happycat with [[DudeNotFunny NEDM]]
* On Website/FourChan and in similar circles, flash movies (usually NSFW ones) are occasionally "hooded", wherein the subject of the video has a crude MS Paint blackface imposed over them while Music/{{DMX}}'s "Where The Hood At" plays, usually just when it seems the viewer is about to see some boobs.
* The aptly-titled "WTF Boom". [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EFqrtKnpU0 Here's a good example.]]
* It's not uncommon for someone to be in the middle of saying somethi-- oh, crap! I just lost The Game!
* *is shot* is a widely popular meme, where the poster is presumably KilledMidSentence for an unpopular opinion and/or [[DiscreditedMeme overused meme]]. (For example, take a look at WildMassGuessing and run a search on "WMG/TimeLord".)
** Also happens on [=GameFAQs=] message boards quite often.
* In WebVideo/TheCinemaSnob review of ''Film/SilentNightDeadlyNightPart2'', during the introduction he keeps getting interrupted with [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7gIpuIVE3k the well-known "GARBAGE DAY" clip]]. Which makes sense, seeing as [[WatchItForTheMeme that's really all anyone knows about that movie]].
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9HiXhNvpv8 EPICROLL :the cutscene:]] from REPLAYING :the game:. (The original cuts off after one loop.)
* [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/hnnnnnng Imitating]] [[HollywoodHeartAttack heart attacks]] is another popular interrupt which is found commonly on ImageBoards; one particular usage, originating from ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', involves finding something so overwhelmingly {{Moe}} tha-HNNNNNNNNNNG~
* On Website/GameFAQs, suddenly... NINJAS! Hundreds of them!
* In the comments on the humor blog [[http://yousuckatcraigslist.com You Suck at Craigslist]], whenever the discussion turns to zomb
** Also on [[http://yousuckatcraigslist.com YSaC]], there is a meme potentially related to [[TheHypnotoad Hypno-Toads]], spawned by [[http://www.yousuckatcraigslist.com/?p=3468 th-]] ALL HAIL HYPNO-DOGS!
* Every time someone mentions [[Website/{{Fark}} UltraFARK]], Drew gives you a be+++CARRIER LOST+++
* Blah blah extremely important Social Justice Crusade stuff blah.
* Fandom Wank is an excellent site where a lot of interesting threads can be found. More importantly, though, what are your thoughts on yaoi?
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime LetsPlay/{{Versus}}'', Kaepora Gaebora (the owl) will occasionally interrupt them to tell the audience "[[CaptainObvious I'M AN OWL]]."
* And whenever people discuss ''Podcast/WelcomeToNightVale'', there's always a ris'''ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD. ALL HAIL.'''
* Thanks to WebVideo/GameGrumps, we can always-oh hey, Big Zam!
* Ever since WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick coined the term "BigLippedAlligatorMoment", it has become a bit of a running gag on all Channel Awesome reviews. (She even weaponized it to get out of a fight in the crossover with WebVideo/TheAngryVideoGameNerd.)

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'':
** The series only featured '''[[TheHypnotoad THE HYPNOTOAD]]''' as a throwaway gag, but '''ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD'''
** Those windmills will keep them cool'''WINDMILLS DO NOT WORK THAT WAY! GOOD NIGHT!'''
* Anyone speaking of WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'s JustForFun/CandleJack is likely not to finish his sentence... Hey, whaddaya know, [[TemptingFate I'm perfectly fine]].[[note]]"Hello."[[/note]]
* If you've seen ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'', then you probably-- [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny SQUIRREL!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** "So I says to Mabel, 'Mabel,' I says... hang on, I'll finish this later" [...] "So I says to Mabel..."
** "Now do Classical Gas!"
* ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'':
** If you hang around long enough, you may...*five minutes of epic fighting with an anthropomorphic chicken later*... anyway, you might see Peter getting sidetracked by some random throwback to an earlier episode.
** [[CutawayGag That's worse than that time Peter recalled something that happened to him before.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MegaMan'': Gutsman's Ass is everywhere! ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5TBeX405bc DUN-DUN!!!!]]''
* There was a minor RunningGag in ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' about a guy who... [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgBCa_SLD_I&t=16s Penis penis]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bLRW7ksOzI&t=15s penis penis.]]
* Thanks to ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', any and all topics will be derailed when someone--and then I said, "Oatmeal, are you ''crazy''?"
** And then came the Sweetie Belle "Derelle", aptly nicknamed because AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
** Pinkie Pie often does this.
** There's also that time New Zealand's listing for "Winter Wrap Up" was suddenly [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Qqf_8Fdj2Pc/TtcjgbtbIkI/AAAAAAAAWJY/ao_G8sR7g_8/s1600/1.jpg TWILIGHT SPARKLE.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': [[InAWorld Long ago,]] you could begin a long, sweeping tale of an epic legend in hushed tones and without interruption. Then one day, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked!
* From the WesternAnimation/BugsBunny short "The Wild and Wooly Hare"!
-->'''Yosemite Sam''':...I'm the fastest gun north, south, east, [[NoIndoorVoice AAAAAAAAAAND]] west of the Pecos! I'm the...
-->'''Bugs Bunny''': [[BigShutUp Ehhhhhhhhhh SHADDUP!!]]
* ''WesternAnimation/MayaAndMiguel'' takes this to its "concluso más extrema en su" attempt to appeal to the viewers "bilingües Latinoamericanos" who often switch between "Inglés y" Spanish when they regularly "comunicar entre ellos, pero por último" just comes off as being annoying, especially since it usually plays this trope for "risas" at any "oportunidad" it gets.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales2017'', we have the new Launchpad [=McQuack=], who still - OH NO, THE GROUND!

[[folder:Real Life]]
* We'd talk about the vuvuzelas at World Cup 2010, but ''[[http://www.vuvuzela-time.co.uk BZZZZBZZZZBZZZZBZZZZBZZZZBZZZBZZZZ]]''
* The UsefulNotes/ZXSpectrum USENET newsgroup often has particularly embarrassing statem3w587fuN^NO&*[=IULYBvilu=]£%b6viaby5i'''+++NO CARRIER+++'''
** This is most certainly a remnant of the era of [=FidoNet=] and similar messaging networks, connected via [=BBSes=] before the advent of the Internet. Users usually connected to a BBS via a phone line (one phone line, one user) and they could usually write messages on forums directly on their terminal emulation software instead of using an off-line, separate program. When they were typing the message and the line got suddenly noisy, the software interpreted the line noise as random characters. The "NO CARRIER" was the standard modem response after an interrupted connection; whether the text ended being part of the message or not depended on the software, but it always appeared in the console of the interrupted user; hence the meme.
** This was later picked up by Website/{{Slashdot}}.
* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit Disorder]], and the jokes about it like for example "They say I have ADD, but they don't understa--[[WesternAnimation/{{Up}} SQUIRREL!]]" and its varia--Ooh Shiny!.
* This probably has happened to most people when they were kids.
--> '''Kid 1''': Knock Knock\\
'''Kid 2''': Who's There?\\
'''Kid 1''': Interrupting Cow.\\
'''Kid 2''': Interrupting Cow w--\\
'''Kid 1''': MOO!
* Windows is known by many users for periodically having programs ha..........................''tvtropes.exe has stopped working...''
** Android has similar issues with its soft--''Unfortunately, TV Tropes has stopped.''
** Anyone who has programmed with C(++) or other low-level programming languages and had to deal with pointers knSegmentation fault (core dumped).[[note]]Or other messages depending on your OS/platform.[[/note]] [[labelnote:Explanation]]In programming, a pointer is an address to a location in the computer's memory, with which you can read/change the data at that location. Since you shouldn't be able to read data from another program running in your computer, each process has its own share of memory, and can ask the OS for a chunk more ("allocate" it) and then give it back ("free" or "delete" it) as needed. A segmentation fault ("segfault") is the OS killing a process that tries to read/change memory that doesn't belong to itself, either because the program overstepped the bounds of a chunk of memory, or because it deleted memory it was still using.[[/labelnote]]
* Any and all TV broadcasts have been subject to this whenever a major or otherwise serious news event--"We interrupt our regularly scheduled trope entry to bring you this special report"..."This concludes our special report. We now resume our regularly scheduled trope entry."--occurs.
** There's also those people who interrupt TV news reporters broadcasting live to yell things like "[[Radio/TheHowardSternShow Baba Booey!]]"
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9QB8CpI10s "I was sitting on the front porch, grabbed a beer,]] and [[MemeticMutation fuck her right in the pussy.]]" This particular line became popular in 2014, especially during UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup.
* CONNELRAD and its successors, the Emergency Broadcast System, and the Emergency Alert System whenever they are tested. Originally occurring (usually) during commercial breaks, these days, the tests can happen at any...........*BZZZZZZZZZZ!* *BZZZZZZZZZZ!* *BZZZZZZZZZZ!*[[note]]This is usually followed in required monthly tests by the sine tone used by the previous Emergency Broadcast System.[[/note]] *''A required weekly / monthly test of the Emergency Alert System has been issued for the following areas / counties [list of areas / counties is shown] until [cutoff time].''*[[note]]Or other variations, depending on the station or cable system.[[/note]] *BZZZ!" *BZZZ!* *BZZZ!*
* Telemarketers may as well be...
-->[phone rings]
-->"Uh, hello?"
-->"Hello! Is this the troper editing this entry?"
-->"Uh, yes..."
-->CONGRATULATIONS, YOU MAY HAVE JUST WON A MILLION DOLLARS...!![[note]]Or other variations thereof.[[/note]]
-->[hangs up phone]
** ...examples.
** Their spiritual predecessors...
-->[doorbell rings]
-->"Oh, I'll get it!"
-->[[Series/PeeWeesPlayhouse "I'm going door to door]] [[PsychoStrings to make you this incredible offer!..."]]
** ...door-to-door salespeople[[note]]The latter of whom technically still exist.[[/note]].
* UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush is well-known for, among other things, one of the presidential debates he had with UsefulNotes/{{Joh|nKerry}}--''Well actually, he forgot Poland.''
* Many movie theaters will have a pre-screening short that looks like a dramatic, serene, or romantic scene out of some movie, only for the scene to be rui--''(beepbeepbeepbeepbeep!)'' '''[[NoTalkingOrPhonesWarning Please turn off your cellphones.]]'''[[note]]In AMC venues, the warning is in the form of "Don't spoil the movie by adding your own soundtrack."[[/note]]
* So you're just sitting on a plane flight relaxing with your seat belt unfastened and--''(ding!)'' Ladies and gentlemen, the "fasten seat belt" sign has been switched on.
* For a while, Avast Antivirus was infamous for its obnoxious update mess--''(di-ding!)'' '''Virus database has been updated.'''
* Anyone who breaks the law will be subject to this trope sooner or later once the police catch up to them. One of many instances is when the police spot the car they're dri--[[Pinball/HighSpeed OKAY, BUDDY! PULL OVER!!]][[note]]Which is of course, just one of the many things they'll say.[[/note]]
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